The Dark Tetrad Of Trolling Traits: Are You A Troll?

What do deception, narcissism, psychopathy, and sadism have in common? Together, they form the “Dark Tetrad” — the killer combo of personality traits that psychologists believe may contribute to a person’s ability to enjoy inflicting mental and emotional pain on others. And when you’re online, that sense of everyday sadism contributes to Internet trolling. Internet trolling can take many forms. It can be tame, like a mean comment on a random article online. Or it can be completely sociopathic, such as when Martin Shkreli bumped up the price of a life-saving AIDS drug from $13.50 to $750...

Smart cars, what can you expect for 2020

Cars are getting smarter, safer and greener with every passing year. What will cars be like in 2020? Here are a few educated guesses.

At Mobile World Congress Panasonic Launches The Super Smartphone

I’m not talking about a phone that is super intelligent, that’s coming in a decade or so, but one that is super like Superman is super. I’m talking invulnerability, able to be tossed over a building, and even a form of super vision. You see this week Panasonic launched the FZ series of phones and these phones are designed to be used by Superheroes, well the closest thing we have to them in the real world anyway, I’m talking military, first responders, and those poor abused technicians that have to respond to calls come rain, snow, or Texas heat. While the FZ phones aren’t pretty, they are...

5 ways to finance your startup

Great ideas are ten a penny but transforming them into a viable business is another prospect entirely.

Three Trends in Engineering Education

Three trends are emerging from the top engineering colleges preparing students to be experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Apple vs. The FBI: Why Apple Is Screwed

Apple is in hot water because they are not responding to a Judge’s order to disable a core security feature in the iPhone in order to access data about the San Bernardino Shooters. This comes shortly after a Harvard Report indicating requests like this are stupid . Apple has taken a hard line with regard to customer security but it is hard to understand why, in this case, where the phone belongs to the local government and the owner is a dead terrorist why Apple isn’t stepping up. First Apple “probably” can do this but even they likely don’t know for sure and if they do it then it will...

The Birth Of Gigabit LTE: Your Next Phone Could Be Supercharged!

This week Qualcomm announced their X16 Modem which is intended to provide Gigabit wireless speeds likely making us wish we all had unlimited data plans again. This layers on top of their Mu-MIMO effort which is already showing up in some phones providing near Gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi. To give you a sense of the speed boost this is 10x the speed of the first LTE (4G) devices and 500x the speed of the first 3G devices and about 2x the speed of the fastest modems in market today. But what does this mean in terms of what you can do? Now be aware that this generally won’t show up in phones until...

Cognizant computing smartphones  

Smarter, fast communications, and high-resolution—can it get any better?

How To Market Yourself Online

Up to 93% of hiring managers review a candidate’s social profile before making a decision on whether to offer a role, and this number is only likely to increase.

Cheaper technology, a chance for small businesses

The new digital technologies are providing an affordable advertising platform for small businesses.

Are Industrial Control Systems the Latest Weapon in Modern Warfare?

Infrastructure providers, utility companies, transport companies and any organisation whose disruption could cause serious problems, as well as governments themselves, need to look much more seriously at how to defend against cyber- attacks.

Ad-blockers: the death of free content or the birth of creativity

Ad blockers are making life difficult for free content providers, who is going to pay the bill?

Microsoft Moves To Replace TV With Hololens: From The Super Bowl To Quidditch

If you didn’t turn in early to the Super Bowl you likely missed one of the most fascinating ads . This ad was a showcase of how Microsoft’s Hololens , which is in developer preview, could be used to transform TV watching. Unlike Google Glass which shines an image into your eye and provides a semi-transparent overlay Hololens is designed to fully alter what you see and hear so that you could put yourself in the position of quarterback, receiver, line, center, referee, or in the best seats in the stadium which could dynamically change based on the action. In fact the only thing you’ll miss is...

Able2Extract, a PDF wizard everyone needs

I am sure most of us have encountered the situation where you receive a PDF, but there is a typo, a wrong reference, something is missing or the data is wrong. And if you have ever tried to edit a PDF, you know what a pain it can be.

AMD And The Forgotten Benefits Of The Desktop PC

One of the interesting things I’ve been observing with regard to the near forced march to mobile devices is the increased need for a desktop computer where you can just sit and get work done. With all of the background sync capability in the various platforms provided by Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and others the old annoying problems of keeping you files in sync across multiple devices is pretty much over. You can pretty easily start creation on one device today and finish it on another. Gaming, although clearly increasingly focused on mobile devices, still favors desktop computers for the most...

Crowdfunding a revolution

A group of young scientists are looking for public support for their Public Transport Revolution.

How much smartwatch do we need? Is $50 enough?

Smartwatches are the new hype, do we need one and if yes how much is enough?

Lenovo + SAP: The Anatomy Of A Good Partnership

One of the hardest things it seems to figure out are whether an alliance is worth more than the announcement that tells us of it. Often it seems firms are kind of like teenagers in that they hook up a lot, every time they promise this one is serious, and the next day both parties have moved on. More like speed dating than marriage. Let’s use this recent alliance between Lenovo and SAP to look for what makes some alliances last and others not so much. Aligned Goals One of the most famous alliance disasters was between Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. I was at the announcement and the promise...